The possibilities are endless with all the gallery options available. You are not stuck with just one gallery display. Feel free to improvise and come up with what works for you.
The website templates we offer are built with the photographer in mind. They are feature rich and offer room for expansion. You can choose from a simplistic streamlined template to a more feature rich option. All of our packages now offer you more than 80 templates to choose from. More are in the works. These templates are fully customizable so you can make them whatever you wish or leave them as is and just add your photos and set prices.
Update: In an effort to give our subscribers more options we now have over 150 website templates available. Covering many categories including:
- Podcasts and Video
We are constantly looking out for new templates to meet the needs of our customers. To view any of the website templates click on ‘Sign-Up’ then scroll through the templates and click on any to view. If you sign up and choose a template and later decide you don’t like it just delete the site, then activate a different one. Plus, all of our plans, with the exception of the bronze plan allow for more than a single site.
Here are a few of the website templates available
You can’t have a photo website without having some software to display the images. We checked them all out and decided the best was Imagely NextGEN Pro Gallery. It’s been around a while and has a proven track record and is the most popular gallery software on the internet. But that’s not why we chose it. We chose it because of it’s easy customization options and because of it’s end product – it just looks better than the rest and that’s what it all boils down to anyhow. How your images look to your visitors. Imagely NextGen Pro Gallery also looks great on the backend with its intuitive menus and easy navigation. It is so feature rich we couldn’t possibly do it justice by trying to list all the features here. You can read through our wiki which explains some of the most common tasks and features.
Below is a list of some of the plugins we have available. Some are for security, some are to add features and others are tools to simplify work on your website. We will continue to add plugins periodically. If you find a plugin you would like to use, just send us a request and we will test it out on a staging server, if it passes tests then we may add it to the list of available plugins.
Lets you directly edit the WordPress admin menu. You can re-order, hide or rename existing menus, add custom menus and more.
Adds branding options to Admin Menu Editor Pro. It creates three new tabs on the “Settings → Menu Editor Pro” page: “Branding”, “Login”, and “Colors”.
A complete white label and branding solution for multisite. Login images, favicons, remove WordPress links and branding, and much more.
Enables the WordPress classic editor and the old-style Edit Post screen with TinyMCE, Meta Boxes, etc. Supports the older plugins that extend this screen.
Adds a debug menu to the admin bar that shows query, cache, and other helpful debugging information.
Replaces the Genesis eNews Widget to allow easier use of additional mailing services.
Loginizer is a WordPress plugin which helps you fight against bruteforce attack by blocking login for the IP after it reaches maximum retries allowed. You can blacklist or whitelist IPs for login using Loginizer.
Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from spam. It keeps your site protected even while you sleep. To get started: activate the Akismet plugin and then go to your Akismet Settings page to set up your API key.
Avatar Manager for WordPress is a sweet and simple plugin for storing avatars locally and more. Easily.
When using the Customizer is not enough – Create child themes and customize styles, templates, functions and more.
The #1 Coming Soon Page, Under Construction & Maintenance Mode plugin for WordPress.
Migrate and backup a copy of your WordPress files and database. Duplicate and move a site from one location to another quickly.
Genesis Simple Edits lets you edit the three most commonly modified areas in any Genesis theme: the post-info, the post-meta, and the footer area.
Accessible WordPress event calendar plugin. Show events from multiple calendars on pages, in posts, or in widgets.
Regenerate the thumbnails for one or more of your image uploads. Useful when changing their sizes or your theme.
Backup and restore: take backups locally, or backup to Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, (S)FTP, WebDAV & email, on automatic schedules.
Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
This wp plugin protect the posts content from being copied by any other web site author , you dont want your content to spread without your permission!!
Set up find and replace rules that are executed AFTER a page is generated by WordPress, but BEFORE it is sent to a user’s browser.
The Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg extends the Gutenberg functionality with several unique and feature-rich blocks that help build websites faster.
Helps you to know your website’s visitors by tracking their login related information like login/logout time, country, browser and many more.
Lets you edit the WordPress Toolbar (a.k.a. Admin Bar) – the horizontal menu at the top of your page that shows up when you’re logged in. You can hide, move, rename and edit existing items, as well as create new menu items. Requires Admin Menu Editor Pro.
Make the most out of your drive space
In our case we knew that we would be needing a lot of drive space. Photos take up a lot of space. Especially if you’re uploading files for large print that could take up to 80MB per photo. Know your client base. If 99.9% of your customers are only using the images for on-line viewing it may not make sense to keep all of those original images on your website. On the other hand if you need to have high resolution images available just make sure they fit within the quota of your website, upload less and alternate them. Choose accordingly. If you are only catering to on-line use you can typically keep the image size down to less than 3MB per image. Just do the math and pick the right plan for your needs.
The reason we point these things out is so you can get a rough idea of how many images you can expect to upload to your account. The website itself is usually less than 50MB, the rest is all text and photos and text takes up very little space. If you looked at our templates you likely noticed the images we use look pretty good. They would not look as good in print however. On the screen you can get away with lower resolutions than you can with print. The images we use take up only 1MB or less, typically around 100KB-500KB per photo. You can use the Imagely software to automatically resize images to the size you designate. The software will also backup the original photo if you choose that option.
Don’t Be Confused, Just Do The Math
Then comes the simple math of “how many photos can I upload? This is the nuts and bolts of it. Let your camera or computer give you the file sizes and you can determine approximately how many images you can upload. Most, for online use, will be in the 2MB or less range. For some, for print fulfillment can be up to 150MB depending on the camera.
At the 2GB tier you can fit approximately:
A.) 4000 photos @ 500KB
B.) 1000 photos @ 2MB
C.) 500 photos @ 4MB
D.) 250 photos @ 8MB
E.) 125 photos @ 16MB
F.) 63 photos @ 32MB
G.) 31 photos @ 64MB
At the 5GB tier you can fit approximately:
A.) 10000 photos @ 500KB
B.) 2500 photos @ 2MB
C.) 1250 photos @ 4MB
D.) 625 photos @ 8MB
E.) 312 photos @ 16MB
F.) 156 photos @ 32MB
G.) 78 photos @ 64MB
At the 10GB tier you can fit approximately:
A.) 20000 photos @ 500KB
B.) 5000 photos @ 2MB
C.) 2500 photos @ 4MB
D.) 1250 photos @ 8MB
E.) 625 photos @ 16MB
F.) 312 photos @ 32MB
G.) 156 photos @ 64MB
At the 20GB tier you can fit approximately:
A.) 40000 photos @ 500KB
B.) 10000 photos @ 2MB
C.) 5000 photos @ 4MB
D.) 2500 photos @ 8MB
E.) 1250 photos @ 16MB
F.) 625 photos @ 32MB
G.) 312 photos @ 64MB
You get the idea. That’s still a lot of photos. There are some good write-ups on-line and some nice calculators for calculating resolution. Just Google it to find all the details you may need. We have included a couple useful links below. And don’t be confused, just know your limits and choose accordingly. One thing to remember, this is not a cloud storage site for all of your photos. This is your very own website with built in eCommerce, for showcasing and selling your most valued photos.
Here is an example chart depicting Image size vs Print size:
It’s easy to just memorize this. Multiply the width
by the ppi (pixels per inch), then multiply the height
by the ppi then multiply those two numbers together.
Print Size Web Min Good Better Best
in Inches 72 ppi 100 ppi 150 ppi 240 ppi 300 ppi
3.5×5 0.09 MB 0.18 MB 0.4 MB 1.0 MB 1.6 MB
4×6 0.12 MB 0.24 MB 0.5 MB 1.4 MB 2.2 MB
5×7 0.18 MB 0.35 MB 0.8 MB 2.0 MB 3.2 MB
8×10 0.41 MB 0.8 MB 1.8 MB 4.6 MB 7.2 MB
8×12 0.5 MB 1.0 MB 2.2 MB 5.5 MB 8.6 MB
10×15 0.78 MB 1.5 MB 3.4 MB 8.6 MB 13.5 MB
11×14 0.8 MB 1.55 MB 3.5 MB 8.9 MB 13.9 MB
12×18 1.3 MB 2.2 MB 4.9 MB 12.4 MB 19.4 MB
16×20 1.7 MB 3.2 MB 7.2 MB 18.4 MB 28.8 MB
20×24 2.5 MB 4.8 MB 10.8 MB 27.6 MB 43.2 MB
20×30 3.1 MB 6.0 MB 13.5 MB 34.6 MB 54.0 MB
24×36 4.5 MB 8.6 MB 19.4 MB 49.8 MB 77.8 MB
This chart is typical of what you will find in your internet
searching. This is not accurate however. A pixel does not
equal a Byte and ppi is not equal to dpi which is what a
printer or scanner uses. If your talking a completely digital
transition from file to screen then each pixel on the screen
is represented by 1 Byte for B&W, but color is represented
by 3 Bytes, 1 for Red, 1 for Green, and 1 for Blue. So each
byte (which is 8 bits) can represent 256 variations (binary).
So you have a possible 256x256x256 color variations or
roughly 16 million colors on a standard display.
This gets even more confusing when you add a bit for transparency or if you’re using a 12 bit display which has
a total of 36 bits per color pixel which is equal to 4 Bytes
per pixel or a myriad of other possibilities due to changes
in software and hardware specs. But none of this has
anything to do with how the photo will look when printed.
For that you should read the article in the 2nd link we’ve included below. It gives a pretty good explanation of
DPI vs PPI which is rather lengthy and beyond the scope
of this article. The best bet? Let your camera do the math.
I have thousands of photos at 3MB or less that were taken
years ago on a 16mp camera that prints out just fine. It all depends on your usage too. You may see the pixels on very large prints if your holding it six inches from your face, but these larger prints are meant to be hung on a wall and/or viewed at a distance.
As for print quality, Kodak recommends the following:
For a 4″ x 6″ print, the image resolution should be 640 x 480 pixels minimum.
For a 5″ x 7″ print, the image resolution should be 1024 x 768 pixels minimum.
For an 8″ x 10″ print, the image resolution should be 1536 x 1180 pixels minimum.
For a 16″ x 20″ print, the image resolution should be 1600 x 1200 pixels minimum.
For a 20″ x 30″ print, the image resolution should be 2048 x 1536 pixels minimum.
For a Wallet-size print, the image resolution should be 320 x 240 pixels minimum.
And remember, there’s a lot that goes into figuring file size vs printed image quality vs resolution and we only show these tables as a quick example to get you in the ballpark. Your final results will vary of course.
This topic definitely needs some more discussion and I
think the forum would be a good place for it. See ya there.